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Student Visas

ELICOS Sector (Subclass 570) - Assessment Level 3

This visa is for international students who want to study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in Australia. This includes:

  • courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV
  • courses that result in no formal Australian award

If you are studying ELICOS as a pre-requisite to another course, you must apply for the visa appropriate to your main course of study. If you are studying several courses, the main course is the higher level course.

Before you apply for this visa, you must have been accepted to study full-time at an educational institution in Australia.


Schools Sector (subclass 571) - Assessment Level 4

This visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is:

  • a primary school course;
  • a secondary school course, including junior and senior secondary; or
  • an approved secondary school exchange program.

If the applicant is not a secondary exchange student, the year or level of school study that the applicant intends to undertake must not be a year or level that is more than 18 months before a year or level that the applicant has previously undertaken in Australia or another county.


Vocational Education and Training Sector (Subclass 572) - Assessment Level 4

This visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is:

  • up to four Certificate level courses (NOT including ELICOS studies) that include a Certificate IV course, which totals at least 12 months duration;
  • a diploma;
  • an advanced diploma;
  • a vocational graduate certificate; or
  • a vocational graduate diploma.


Higher Education Sector (Subclass 573) - Streamlined Visa Processing

Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating university.

Streamlined visa processing means these applicants are treated as though they are lower migration risk (similar to the current Assessment Level 1) regardless of their country of origin.


Postgraduate Research Sector (Subclass 574) - Streamlined Visa Processing

Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students who want to study a Masters degree by research or Doctoral degree in Australia at a participating university.


Non Award Sector (Subclass 575) - Streamlined Visa Processing

Streaming visa processing for this visa is designed for international students who want to study the following courses at a participating university in Australia:

  • student exchange program (semester or year)
  • study abroad program (semester or year)


AusAID or Defence

This visa is designed for international students who are sponsored by AusAID or Defence to study a full-time course of any type in Australia.

 

For more information, please contact our Qualified Education Agent Counsellor.